UNSOM Students: 4th Year Class: Graduation
Graduation Week begins the Wednesday before the Academic Hooding Ceremony. Seniors are an important part of the planning process for graduation. The senior class president serves as the chair of the Graduation Committee. All seniors are invited to participate in this committee. The first meeting is scheduled during the Fall semester in both Reno and Las Vegas.
The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs Graduation Coordinator is Brandi Aiazzi. She can be reached at 775-682-8351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin Wittmann assists with the events - email@example.com
2013 Academic Hooding ceremony Class of 2013 Awardees
Thursday, May 15th
- 1:30 pm Student Awards Ceremony
- 4:00-6:30 pm Art Show
- 6:00 pm Dean's Dinner
Friday, May 16th
- 9:00 am Student Hooding Rehearsal
- 11:30 am Hooder Rehearsal
- 12:30 pm Processional Line Up
- 1:00 pm Hooding Ceremony
- Reception to follow ceremony
Graduation week events include the Senior Golf Tournament. Faculty, staff and students compete with one another at a Reno-area golf course. Other events include the Senior Show, an event for students only. Students also prepare a slide presentation on their medical school experience to share with faculty and staff. An awards ceremony is held recognizing senior achievements and awarding faculty and staff awards selected by students. The evening before the Academic Hooding Ceremony, the Dean hosts a dinner for students and families, the Dean's Dinner.
The Hooding Ceremony is the culmination of medical students' achievement of the M.D. degree. Each May, the School of Medicine Hooding Ceremony celebrates medical students' graduation. During the ceremony, a 'hooder' selected by the student, places an academic 'hood' over the student's head. The hood, with green velvet running along a black background, represents the academic color of medicine. Students select a faculty member, clinician, parent or spouse who represents someone who supported and helped them achieve their goal of medicine. The ceremony is a very personal one for students, their families and friends, who celebrate this achievement with University president, Regents, the Dean and Associate Deans, along with other faculty and staff of the School of Medicine.
The ceremony is held the second or third Friday of each May.